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  • Let's consider the relation of Jean Paul Valley and Saint Dumas... from the point of view of a mook: The random mook is taking part in an exchange of weapons, and then Batman appears and gives a beating to all of them. Remember, the mook does not know anything about the whole Bruce-Bane-Valley thing, for him Batman is Batman and that's it. So, Batman takes the mook, and begin the Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique asking for some "Lehah"... who is, of course, completely unknown for the mook. And with Batman's new attitude, and that terrifying new suit, things are going to get nasty. But then... he turns his head to the right (there's nobody in there) and begins to scream "No! You are the impostor! You are a ghost created by the system! You do not exist! DIE! DIE!", and fire batarangs and attacks the air. Without thinking twice, the mook runs for his life... but it's so fun to wonder what may have passed by his mind at that moment. And even better, how would he react if Batman/Wayne, after recovering his role, foils another crime of this mook and take him for another interrogation...
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  • Bane's prison break that frees the entirety of Arkham's inmates is far from funny until Maxie Zeus, still strung up in a straightjacket, gets so caught up gloating over his shoulder that he runs face-first into a tree and knocks himself out.
  • In the Novelization, Bruce's training with Shiva. She has him strip naked — in deep snow in the dead of winter. When Bruce asks what kind of test it is. Shiva replies, "This is the part where your ass freezes." When he says he wishes to keep his mask on, she shrugs and says, "So long as it doesn't cover your ass."
    • During the same scene; Shiva, who is also naked, tempts Bruce, who knows it's a test and doesn't take the bait. When she asks if he's sure, he admits that she's very attractive and desirable, but knows that if he tries anything, she'd break every bone in his arms, which would be bad for his tennis game.
  • In part two of "Knightfall", it's shown that D-list Batman villain Maxie Zeus was one of the escapees... who wound up crashing into a tree while turning back to taunt the guards, knocking himself out and getting recaptured as a result.
  • What happens when Az-Bats doesn't pull a Stealth Hi/Bye on Gordon in Detective Comics #666:
    Gordon: [...] ...Blame him... My God.
    Azbats: Something wrong, Commissioner?
    Gordon: You're still here.
    Azbats: So?
    Gordon: Usually I turn and you're gone.
    Azbats: I wasn't certain we were finished talking.
    Gordon: That never stopped you before.
    Azbats: I'll be going then.
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  • The end of Batman's fight with Firefly. It takes place in a zoo, so naturally it ends with Batman tying up Garfield with the long tether from his Grapple Gun... and leaving the arsonist helplessly dangling a few inches above the crocodile exhibit until the police find him.
  • Azbats and Bane share a little banter prior for round two of their fight:
    Bane: Gotham is mine - in my pocket.
    Azbats: Prepare to be mugged.
  • During Batman and Jean-Paul's final confrontation Bruce says the rather down to Earth line "Look, I do own this house. It's mine—" when Valley tells him to get out.
  • Several issues follow smarmy pop-psychologist Dr. Flanders sprouting obnoxious Society Is to Blame opinions about the rampage of the Arkham escapees. Riddler hijacks one of his talk show appearances with a bomb threat, leaving Flanders terrified and roughed up. When the host asks what he thinks about the whole event, Flanders sheepishly replies that he's thinking about changing professions.
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  • After Joker and Scarecrow take the mayor hostage, Joker gets a pretty funny Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking line.
    Joker: Let's see. We've had him call the Governor and cancel his request for guard units. He called the newspapers and blamed Gordon for the slow response to the Arkham breakout. We could call the airport again and have them page Seymour Butz.

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